Dr. Ryan Ladner

Department Head, Graduate Business
Associate Professor of Marketing

D.B.A., George Fox University
M.A., Liberty University
M.B.A., Mississippi College
B.S.B.A, University of Southern Mississippi


Dr. Ladner moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2015 to teach at JBU and lead the undergraduate department in the College of Business. Dr. Ladner an earned undergraduate degree (B.S.B.A. in Personal Financial Planning) from The University of Southern Mississippi and graduate degrees from Mississippi College (MBA), Liberty University (M.A. in Theological Studies), and George Fox University (Doctor of Business Administration, Marketing).

Before his role at JBU, Dr. Ladner had a professional career as a District Sales Leader in the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo North America. After leaving PepsiCo, he served in various roles in higher education including Director of Enrollment and Assistant Professor of Business at Bryan College and Assistant Professor of Marketing at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Dr. Ladner teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in strategy and marketing and conducts research and presents in the areas of active learning, college choice theory, team-based learning, and digital marketing. Also, Dr. Ladner has earned the online marketing certified associate designation and serves as the Director of Marketing for the Christian Business Faculty Association.

Dr. Ladner enjoys working out, playing sports and competing in intramurals. He is married and has two children – one boy and one girl. Dr. Ladner and his family reside in Siloam Springs, AR.


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